Opening Our Hearts Weekend
Hugh Byrne and Rebecca Hines
5/7/2017 at Claymont Society, Great Barn, (667 Huyett Road, Charles Town, WV, 25414) (Map It)
Opening Our Hearts to Ourselves and the World: A Weekend of Loving-kindness
This silent retreat will focus on cultivating the quality of loving kindness (metta in Pali), infusing our hearts, minds and bodies with a strong caring wisdom. We will tenderly explore our capacity to create, endure, overcome, and transform suffering through practices of loving-kindness and awareness. Loving-kindness practices open the heart, allow a kind embrace of ourselves, and connect us intimately with all of life. The fusion of mindfulness and loving-kindness helps us to respond more compassionately to the challenges that we encounter in ourselves and in the world.
On this retreat loving-kindness practices will be supported by periods of guided instruction, talks, mindful movement, and walking meditation.
Arrive Friday and register 2-6 p.m.; retreat begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5 and ends by noon on Sunday, May 7.
Please find more information about retreats in our Resource section/Residential Retreat Information.
Retreat Manager: Glen Harrison
Rooms are multiple-occupancy, with 2-4 twin beds and shared bathrooms. Delicious vegetarian meals provided by Veggie Annie.
Please do a separate registration for each yogi. We want to know about each one of you!
Fees: Base $275, Mid $305, Sponsor $330
50% deposit required: You have the option of paying the full fee upfront or making a 50% deposit to reserve your place at the retreat, with balance due upon arrival.
Dana: In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachers and retreat managers receive no payment. The above cost covers room and board only. Donations offered by students at the end of the retreat are appreciated and support the teachers and retreat managers in continuing to make the teachings available to all. Dana offerings are tax-deductible.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please register and choose the "Pay by Check" option if you are unable to pay a deposit at this time. Then submit the Scholarship Application (find here) to Anne Adams Green, Administrator. You will be notified of the award amount via email. If you still need to pay your deposit to IMCW, you will be sent instructions on how to make a payment. Please apply early as funds are limited. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form.
IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than four weeks before the start of the retreat, your deposit will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than four weeks before the retreat unless we are able to fill your space. If we are able to fill your space, the administrative fee will be $100 and the balance will be refunded. There is no refund if you decide to leave the retreat early. You have the option to receive a refund check or to offer the balance of the registration fee as a tax-deductible donation to the IMCW Scholarship Fund. Please contact us to specify your preferences.
Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please note any special accessibility needs in the comments section of the registration form.
Please note: If you are in the midst of a life trauma, emotional upheaval or instability that might require individual support beyond our scheduled meetings with teachers, the retreat format may not be a good match at this time. Should you have any questions about this, please contact the retreat manager listed.
Any questions? Contact us